ASELEFECH ASHINE & GETENESH KEBRET “Beauties” (044)

For many years, this has been on the Domino Sound re-issue wish list, and finally the wish has been granted. A re-issue in cahoots with Mississippi Records of a 1976 gem of a record from Ethiopia. Aselefech Ashine and Getenesh Kebret met in Addis Ababa at the Hager Fikir Theater, a music and dance icon of Africa. They released one 45rpm single, and this album under the musical direction of Tishome Sisay. Ten beautiful songs, each of them sung as closely intertwined duets between the two “beauties”, backed by the tip top sounds of the Army Band. The LP comes in a Stoughton “Tip-On” sleeve with lyrical translations and a short interview with Aselefech Ashine. Ecstatic to have more copies for the world to enjoy. Dig in!

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